Crochet a Wild Animal Rug
Intermediate | 1 hour 53 min
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Take your crochet skills on a wild adventure and decorate your home with a menagerie of cozy, crocheted animal rugs. Crochet designer and author Twinkie Chan teaches how to make three different animals, all worked in rows and mainly in half double crochet. You'll use big yarn and a large hook, so these big projects go a bit faster than you might think. Start with the bear, which is the most basic pattern, and see how increasing and decreasing your stitch count can create shapes. The tiger rug is a very similar pattern with the fun addition of color changes, lots of eye-catching applique, and discovering how to create a curved tail. For the crocodile rug, you'll incorporate lumpy bumpy popcorn stitches which create extra fun texture - plus lots of pointy claws and pointy teeth. With modular construction, it's easy to experiment with your own patterns, shapes, and colors to create tons of different animals from real life or your imagination.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • M13/9.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle large enough for chunky yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Straight pins (optional)
  • Yarn For Bear:
    • 5 skeins Lion brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Flax (Brown)
    • 1 skein (10 yards) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Black (Black)
    • 1 skein (10 yards) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman (Cream)
    • Cream and black sewing thread to match your yarn
  • Yarn For Tiger:
    • 5 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin (Orange)
    • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Black (Black)
    • 1 skein (70 yards) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman (Cream)
    • Cream and black sewing thread to match your yarn
  • Yarn For Crocodile:
    • 7 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease thick & Quick in Grass (Green)
    • 1 ball (just 2-3 yards) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Black (Black)
    • 1 skein (50 yards) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman (Cream)
    • Cream sewing thread to match your yarn
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Learn how to:
  • Crochet a bear, tiger and crocodile rug
  • Half double crochet, single crochet
  • Increase and decrease to make a curved edge
  • Whip stitch with yarn and thread
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Class Reviews
13 users recommended this class to a friend
ShirleyA. Tomany
This class is nothing short of SPECTACULAR! The teacher is very skillful; her designs are wonderful and following along really brings these crochet creatures to life. Thank you for a great class experience!!
4 days ago
Faith Hale
So so fabulous and a lot easier to stitch and put together than I would’ve guessed. Twinkie is a genius!
January 19
Courtney Cerruti
These are so cute! Now I just have to learn how to crochet to make them :) I want them all!!!
January 19